[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 8 (Tuesday, January 13, 2009)]
[Page 1768]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-473]



Notice of Open Public Hearing

AGENCY: U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.

ACTION: Notice of open public hearing--February 17, 2009, Washington, 


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following hearing of the U.S.-
China Economic and Security Review Commission.
    Name: Carolyn Bartholomew, Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and 
Security Review Commission.
    The Commission is mandated by Congress to investigate, assess, and 
report to Congress annually on ``the national security implications of 
the economic relationship between the United States and the People's 
Republic of China.''
    Pursuant to this mandate, the Commission will hold a public hearing 
in Washington, DC on February 17, 2009 to address ``China's Role in the 
Origins of and Response to the Global Recession.''


    This event is the first in a series of public hearings the 
Commission will hold during its 2009 report cycle to collect input from 
leading academic, industry, and government experts on national security 
implications of the U.S. bilateral trade and economic relationship with 
China. The February 17 hearing will examine the origins of the 
financial crisis and their link to China, the effect of the crisis on 
the U.S.-China economic relationship, and China's short-term and long-
term economic goals and prospects.
    The February 17 hearing will be Co-chaired by Commissioners Michael 
R. Wessel and Daniel M. Slane.
    Information on hearings, as well as transcripts of past Commission 
hearings, can be obtained from the USCC Web Site http://www.uscc.gov.
    Copies of the hearing agenda will be made available on the 
Commission's Web Site http://www.uscc.gov as soon as available. Any 
interested party may file a written statement by February 17, 2009, by 
mailing to the contact below. On February 17, the hearing will be held 
in two sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. A portion 
of each panel will include a question and answer period between the 
Commissioners and the witnesses.
    Date and Time: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 
Eastern Standard Time. A detailed agenda for the hearing will be posted 
to the Commission's Web site at http://www.uscc.gov in the near future.

ADDRESSES: The hearing will be held on Capitol Hill in the Dirksen 
Senate Office Building located at First Street and Constitution Avenue, 
NE., Washington, DC 20510. The assigned hearing room will be announced 
in the near future and will be posted to the Commission's Web Site at 
www.uscc.gov. Public seating is limited to about 50 people on a first 
come, first served basis. Advance reservations are not required.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Any member of the public wishing 
further information concerning the hearing should contact Kathy 
Michels, Associate Director for the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission, 444 North Capitol Street, NW., Suite 602, Washington 
D.C. 20001; phone: 202-624-1409, or via e-mail at [email protected].

    Authority: Congress created the U.S.-China Economic and Security 
Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act 
(Pub. L. 106-398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108-7), as amended by 
Public Law 109-108 (November 22, 2005).

    Dated: January 8, 2009.
Kathleen J. Michels,
Associate Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.
[FR Doc. E9-473 Filed 1-12-09; 8:45 am]